Reported Annual Crime In Portage

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortage/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,480n/a (estimate)3,0702,3012,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortage/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.15.84.9
Rape21n/a43.665.038.6
Robbery21n/a43.678.6101.9
Assault45n/a93.3266.2237.8
Violent crime88n/a (estimate)183416373
Burglary159n/a329.8403.5491.4
Theft1,198n/a2,484.81,323.21,775.4
Vehicle theft35n/a72.6158.9220.2
Property crime1,392n/a (estimate)2,8871,8862,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Portage, MI. The total number of reported crimes in Portage, MI is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Portage, MI crime rate is 33% higher than the Michigan average and is 7% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Portage, MI has a violent crime rate that is 56% lower than the Michigan average and 51% lower than the national average. For property crime, Portage, MI is 53% higher than the Michigan average and 16% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portage is 7% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.41 daily crimes that occur in Portage.
  • Portage is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portage you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portage has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Portage (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Portage, MI per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Michigan and on a national scale. In Portage, MI the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.33 times more than the Michigan average and 1.07 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Portage, MI is 2.28 times less than the Michigan average and 2.04 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Portage, MI has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.53 times more than the Michigan average and 1.16 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Portage (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Portage, MI area in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Portage, MI being safer than 36% of cities in Michigan and 44% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Michigan cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Portage, MI. In conclusion, Portage, MI now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portage

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portage is 1 in 548
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portage is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portage is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Portage, MI? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Portage, MI you have a 1 in 548 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Portage, MI.

Year Over Year Crime In Portage (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Portage, MI is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Portage, MI has increased by 14%, while the property crime rate in Portage, MI has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Portage, MI has decreased by 7% year over year.

Portage police department

ItemPortageMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6910,515556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
There are a total of 69 Portage police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.5% less than the Michigan average and 54.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Michigan

StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
Michigan38,692396222
There are a total of 38,692 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 396 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 78% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
South Gull Lake, MI1,35758265323
Augusta, MI8700662662
Schoolcraft, MI1,657191700891
Richland, MI8580897897
Parchment, MI1,867173783956
Portage, MI47,1371832,8873,070

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mansfield, OH47,1504895,7296,218
East Providence, RI47,1661201,2741,394
Dunwoody, GA47,1821884,2274,415
Pine Bluff, AR47,0581,2806,2237,502
Mentor, OH47,0081262,2712,397
Portage, MI47,1371832,8873,070
Source: The Portage, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.